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Official Journal of the Japan Wood Research Society

Table 3 Mechanical properties of wood

From: Properties of common tropical hardwoods for fretboard of string instruments

SamplesP (g/cm3)MOE (GPa)MOR (MPa)Impact bending strength (kJ/m2)Wear resistance (mg/100 r)
Ebony1.21 (0.01)16.4 (0.51)157.4 (2.11)25.9 (3.53)113 (0.01)
Indian rosewood0.83 (0.01)14.1 (1.69)149.3 (3.91)46.4 (1.30)101 (0.01)
African blackwood1.36 (0.01)17.9 (1.04)190.8 (9.36)50.2 (2.51)87 (0.00)
Maple0.69 (0.01)16.7 (0.91)133.8 (9.26)46.9 (2.67)97 (0.01)
  1. Standard deviations are shown in parentheses